City seeks home for St. Francis statue after Candlestick eviction

City seeks home for St. Francis statue after Candlestick eviction

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By Matier & Ross : sfgate – excerpt – (photos attached)

After more than 40 years of blessing the ups and downs of the 49ers and Giants, the patron saint of Candlestick Park is about to find himself homeless…

Like so many San Franciscans, St. Francis is being evicted — along with the memories of Willie Mays and Joe Montana — to make way for a big new development. In this case, a shopping center and hotel will replace Candlestick, which is scheduled to begin coming down within days…

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But, unlike the many San Franciscans who find themselves homeless, the statue has the support of the city’s Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure, San Francisco Arts Commission, Rec and Park, and Miami developer, Lennar, to cough up the $150,000 to $200,000 needed for the move and restoration.

It’s a San Francisco statue needs a home story, with some great old photos attached to it.

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